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March 27, 2014

2013-14 Daily News Boys Indoor Track All-Stars

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Brandon Duford

Triton, Senior

Hurdler

Brandon Duford was Triton's leading point-getter and team MVP this past season. He competes primarily in the 55-meter hurdles, in which he finished fourth in the league at the CAL Indoor Track Championships with a time of 8.81. He also ran a 9.05 in the event's preliminary round, finishing fifth. After graduation, Duford hopes to go on to study photography in college, and he credited assistant coach Graham Eaton as a mentor.

Adam Elfiki

Amesbury, Junior

Multi

Adam Elfiki was Amesbury's team MVP and one of the most dominant and versatile athletes in the league. He was the Cape Ann League champion in the 55-meter hurdles and long jump, winning the events with a time of 8.15 and a school-record jump of 19-7. He also placed fourth in the league in the high jump by clearing 5-6, and after the meet he was honored as the CAL Baker Division Athlete of the Year. He went on to place third in the state in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.17 at the Division 5 State Championships and 17th in the long jump, and at All-States he placed 18th in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.20. Elfiki is also a star in the classroom, maintaining a GPA of 4.71, and next season he will be a team captain.

Gabe Ficht

Newburyport, Junior

Distance

One of Newburyport's top distance runners, Gabe Ficht placed second in the Cape Ann League in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:42.33 and was also a member of Newburyport's state championship-winning 4x800 relay team. Ficht also placed seventh in the state in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:41.90 at the Division 5 State Championships. Ficht said the highlight of the season was winning the program's fourth-consecutive state championship, and he said he look sup to coach Don Hennigar as a mentor and role model.

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